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Co-author (with Jim Hoggan) of the award-winning Climate Cover-up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, Richard has been Editor of the DeSmogBlog since its inception in 2005. Originally a newspaper reporter (the Ottawa Citizen, the Winnipeg Tribune, the Vancouver Sun), Richard has, since 1995, split his career between magazine journalism, activism and politics and corporate communications. On projects specific to climate change, he wrote the David Suzuki Foundation’s first public information package on global warming in 1996, was vice-chair of the Greater Vancouver Regional District's Air Quality Committee in 1996 and 1997 and sat as a delegate to the Canadian government's (failed) Kyoto Implementation Process from 1997 to 1999. Richard is a regular speech writer for many business and academic leaders.

A Prestigious Plea to the Prime Minister

This is the text of a letter sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper from the Canadian climate science leaders (see next post for signatories):

90 "Real" Scientists Concerned About Climate Change

This is the list of petitioners who signed the letter, above:

Canadian Climate Science Leaders


Climate Backgrounder

A quick overview of the latest in international and Canadian climate research:

Denying Climate Change; Urging Inaction

This is the text of a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper from 60 “accredited experts” who deny the reality of climate change. See the next post for additional information on the reliability of this group:

90 Canadian Climate Scientists Plead for Political Leadership

Ninety of Canada's most accomplished and reputable climate scientists have sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pleading for sensible policy to address the impend threats of climate change.

Bringing Climate Censorship Home to Canada

 It appears that the Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is joining the U.S. governmental campaign to stifle intelligent discussion about climate change. The  CBC story appended below describes Harper's government preventing a Canadian public servant from speaking about a novel that he wrote on his own time – about an issue on which he is an established expert.

Conservatives Snuffing out Canada's dim Light

A week ago, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported that the new Conservative government would not kill Canada's commitment to the Kyoto agreement (good news!), but had no intention of living up to it.

Industry On-side; Government Off-side

The six biggest energy firms in the U.S. appear before Congress to plead for carbon caps and Grist's Amanda Griscom Little does a nice job on the coverage.

ABC World News Tonight on Climate Change

Our colleague Ross Gelbspan shows his best side in this video of an ABC World News Tonight broadcast from last week.

Michael Crichton Rebuffed, Specifically and Conclusively

If Michael Crichton still claimed any credibility anywhere for his counter-climate change fantasies, this should finish it nicely.